Hello Agetan and everyone on this thread.
I have been reading this thread but have not contributed yet.
In my case, my motivation for taking up photography (as a hobby, not a profession) is summarised by the lyrics of this beautiful song:
So gather moments while you may
Collect the dreams you dream today
Remember, will you remember
The times of your life?
Yes, Paul Anka's Times of Your Life. It remained deeply etch in my memory as a young boy, and more so now with the significance it portrays.
And thus my motivation for shooting as a hobby.
I believe years later when (and if any of them care to do so) my future generations go up to my Flickr account they will see all the photos - good times, not so good times, of their forefathers.
Just so that we all can listen to this beautiful and meaningful song, I have put it here: